Weavers resort to ‘suicide’ in Telangana’s textile hub Sircilla

Sircilla, located in Telangana's Karimnagar is now home to about 10,000 powerlooms, down from the 27,000 in the past.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jul 01, 2024 | 8:00 AMUpdatedJul 01, 2024 | 8:00 AM

A power-loom workshop at Ambika Nagar in Sircilla assembly constituency.

The recent suicide of a weaver in Sircilla brought to the fore the community’s alleged lack of work and adequate income. While it is claimed that 10 weavers ended their lives this year, the government has pegged the number at six, even as the BRS attacked the Congress over it. BRS leader KTR accused the government of being responsible for the suicides.

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